I was reading today about a MoCo Councilmember’s proposal to put a new metro station between White Flint and Grosvenor, at a cost of $250-$300 million, and I can’t help ask the inevitable question; Why??? You can read about the proposal in several news articles, including this one: http://www.wtop.com/?nid=25&sid=1678097
The Councilmember’s argument is the following: “A new stop would serve a very important purpose, particularly given the growth that is expected in that area as we redo White Flint from a strip mall on steroids to a new urbanism model.”I just don’t see how adding a new metro station ½ a mile away from an existing station would help relieve transit.…
One of the features of the new White Flint Sector Plan is the use of a new Commercial/Residential Zone, drafted by the Planning Board staff to provide flexibility in the development of new mixed-use neighborhoods. The CR Zone explanation is now available on-line at (note that this is a very large .pdf file and may take some time to download and open):
The materials presented to the Montgomery County Planning Board at last Thursday’s worksession are now available on the general White Flint planning page.
The morning session materials are available at:
The much-shorter evening session materials are available at: